From the TRUFA By-Laws:
One representative to serve on . . . the . . . FPSE Professional and Scholarly Development Committee shall be elected to a two (2) year term and shall be eligible for re-election at the end of the term.
This representative is elected at the TRUFA Annual General Meeting. There will be one vacancy to be elected at the 2018 AGM.
Two meetings per year—one in the Fall and one in the Winter semesters—in Vancouver, Friday evening and all day Saturday. Preparation of short TRUFA report to the FPSE Committee meetings, and preparation of a short report to the TRUFA Executive and Newsletter.
In addition to being familiar with the terms of reference and mandate of the committee, the TRUFA representative should be prepared to understand specific TRU issues that arise, report them to the FPSE committee meetings, and report back to TRUFA with information from the other 17 FPSE local associations to be published in the TRUFA Newsletter.
The Professional & Scholarly Development Committee shall assist FPSE locals to identify and assess the current and future professional and scholarly development needs of their members, and shall promote means of enabling FPSE members individually and collectively to develop their own professional and scholarly development activities.
1. Develop a general long or short term plan of activities when requested or necessary and present this plan to the Presidents’ Council. Plan and arrange activities or projects dealing with faculty access to professional development, including bargaining and contract administration on professional development matters and the availability of funding, human, and other resources for professional development activities.
2. Gather and disseminate information to member locals on professional development needs and activities, which shall include a regularly updated survey of local professional development entitlements and appeal processes.
3. Maintain ongoing contact with each member local Professional & Scholarly Development Committee through each local’s designated PD representative.
4. Support designated PD representatives by facilitating opportunities for networking and sharing of experiences and ideas.
5. Designated PD representatives shall be responsible for informing the rest of the PSDC of local issues and concerns, and reporting back to their respective locals and local PD committee on the issues and activities of the FPSE PSDC.
6. Maintain contact with and cooperate in professional development programming with the appropriate Ministry and education agencies.
7. Work cooperatively with other organizations and institutions involved in professional development activities for post-secondary educators.
8. Encourage faculty to engage in research and other forms of scholarly activity that support teaching and learning.